What stage is this project at? We are currently writing the funding bid.
How can I help at this stage? By expressing an interest, as a school, group, family, woodland owner or individual in any aspect of this project, to inform our planning and support the bid.
With a strong emphasis on outdoor learning at Appledore School, regular after-school woodland activities and the introduction of a new woodworking curriculum, we have recognised the need to build a workshop for green woodworking, within the woodland space at the school. To support these activities we also want to train ambassadors, create new learning resources, promote heritage research and the conservation of local woodland and develop a schedule of workshops and other activities for the local schools and community. This workshop would also be available for demonstrations and workshops on other rural crafts.
A partnership of Alasdair Kilpatrick of Little Acorn Furniture, Mudtastic and Appledore School are currently writing a funding bid for this project. See below for some of the elements we will incorporate in this bid. If any aspect of this project interests you please contact the Apple Tree Initiative team now, so that we can incorporate details of potential local interest in the bid. Expressions of interest are a vital aspect of planning a project appropriately and supporting the funding bid.